Emma Watson's Hiding Copies of The Handmaid's Tale in Paris
A vacation to Paris is a dream come true for many people, but one Hollywood celebrity made it even dreamier this week. According to HuffPost, Emma Watson hid 100 copies of Margaret Atwood’s book The Handmaid’s Tale, around the City of Lights on Wednesday.
Watson, who is an avid reader herself, worked with the charity Book Fairies to pull off this delightful stunt. She embarked on an amazing scavenger hunt in Paris and then reeled in her fans in a really fun way: Watson left clues on Twitter all day for followers to find the hidden books. It’s an epic tale of a real-life book fairy.
It was fun to follow the tweets of lucky winners who discovered the books in Paris.
This isn't the first time Watson has participated in a book treasure hunt. Just a few months ago, after the election of Donald Trump, she left copies of Maya Angelou's autobiography Mom & Me & Mom in the New York City subways. It would appear that leaving books is her own form of protest, and it's definitely inspired her to do more.
The best part about Watson’s effort is that she’s been putting a lot of muscle behind promoting female authors by creating a feminist book club called Our Shared Shelf. She’s been a huge part of inspiring women to tackle hot social and political issues through education.
“As part of my work with UN Women, I have started reading as many books and essays about equality as I can get my hands on. There is so much amazing stuff out there! Funny, inspiring, sad, thought-provoking, empowering!” she wrote on GoodReads. “I decided to start a Feminist book club, as I want to share what I’m learning and hear your thoughts too.”
Watson is proving to be an actress who is more than just talk — she’s taking action and sharing her knowledge. She’s truly the best book fairy of our time.